The city of Liverpool is set to benefit from a huge investment into grassroots football. The £17m investment is the biggest of its kind and will be made up £4.4 million from Liverpool City Council and £12.6 million from the FA, Premier League and Sport England.
The cash will be pumped into the creation of 4 new football hubs across the city at:
- Jeffrey Humble Playing Field in Fazakerley
- Heron Eccles Playing Field in Allerton
- Jericho Lane Playing Field in Otterspool
- Simpson Road in Woolton
The investment is part of a larger grassroots FA plan announced in 2015 to invest some £260m into the grassroots game by 2019.
Improving the grassroots game is one way to enhance the quality of senior English players over time. But in addition, making the grassroots game more accessible for children across the country could help to get kids more active. Some 30% of parents worry their children don’t spend enough time playing outside and improved sporting facilities in our cities can only help.